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#72 | Ashley Cozine | How Do I Plan Ahead For A Funeral?

Apr 26, 2024

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#72 | Ashley Cozine | How Do I Plan Ahead For A Funeral?



Ashley is a third-generation funeral director and has worked in his family’s funeral home since he was in high school. He became a licensed funeral director in 1994. Ashley has been recognized as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. In 2004, he was recognized as a Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). In 2013, he was among the first group of individuals in the country to be recognized as an NFDA Certified Crematory Operator (CCO).


Ashley is a past president of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association. In 2009, he was named the Kansas Funeral Director of the Year. On a national level, Ashley served as the Kansas representative to the Policy Board of the National Funeral Directors Association, the largest association of funeral directors in the world. In 2011, he was elected by his peers to serve on the NFDA Board of Directors. In 2016, he became the 123rd President of the National Funeral Directors Association.


Under Ashley’s leadership, Broadway Mortuary and its staff have been recognized multiple times by NFDA as a recipient of the prestigious Pursuit of Excellence Award. This award is presented to firms that exemplify a commitment to excellence and outstanding service to others. Broadway Mortuary is the only Wichita funeral home to have been inducted into the NFDA Hall of Excellence.




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00:00 – Intro

00:44 – Introduction to Ashley Cozine

05:12 – Major Pieces for Planning a Funeral

12:37 – What Entities Do You Talk To?

20:13 – Where to Put the Documents

23:53 – General Process After Death

32:00 -The Service

36:49 – After the Funeral

40:08 – Final Thoughts

44:56 – Outro


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